The City of White Rock, Parks Department truly has something for everyone. Featuring over 80 acres of park land, visitors and residents alike can participate in the wide variety of leisure opportunities in our Parks. Enjoy the majestic views from our hillside walkways, a game of soccer at Centennial Park, a quiet family barbeque at Bayview Park or an evening stroll along the stunning promenade.

Off Leash Dog Area

On October 5, 2012 the City of White Rock officially opened the off leash dog area. The off leash dog area, which is located in Ruth Johnson Park between the Mel Edwards building and the playground, has been close to a year in the making.  The large, treed and fenced area is great location for residents and their dogs to enjoy. Those using the off-leash dog area are encouraged to pick up after their pets in order to ensure a clean area for all users.

West Nile Virus [PDF - 280 KB]

City of White Rock Parks and Trails Map [PDF - 5.9 MB]

City of White Rock Ruth Johnson and Centennial Park and Trail Map [PDF - 2.9 MB]

Georgia Basin Habitat Atlas [PDF - 206 KB], for more info visit Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society 

Parks Master Plan [PDF - 1.2 MB]

Pier and Promenade Info



1,542 ft

or 0.28 miles

or 0.47 km


7,199 ft

or 1.36 miles

or 2.19 km

Pier to Bay St

3,116 ft

or 0.59 miles

or 0.95 km

Pier to Finlay St

4,083 ft

or 0.77 miles

or 1.24 km

Please note, that the following are prohibited on the pier and promenade

  • Smoking
  • Biking
  • Inline Skating
  • Skateboarding
  • Dogs, with the exception of guide dogs

Parks Maintenance 

  • Removal of trash from Parks and the waterfront 
  • Removal of debris from the beach
  • Tree, shrub and turf maintenance 
  • Service and maintenance of irrigation systems and drinking fountains 
  • Upkeep of playground areas, dedicated benches and picnic facilities 
  • Trimming of roadsides, lanes, boulevards and pedestrian walkways
  • Maintenance of sports fields and other recreational facilities 
  • Support staff for special events such as the Tour de White Rock
  • Fields Status Reports 


Parks Bylaws and Policies

Bylaw No. 1567 - A Bylaw to provide for the management of tree removal on private lands on or near ravines and watercourses, and in areas identified as containing significant stands of trees.

Bylaw No. 675 [PDF - 656 KB] - A Bylaw to regulate and govern the use of Parks. Council Policy - No. 605 Tree Removal (Parks)